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As part of their TAG experience, each TAG senior is required to conduct and complete a yearlong thesis project in a field of their choosing. As part of this, students find a mentor who can provide field-specific advice and feedback on the thesis project. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a mentor for one of our seniors as they embark on their thesis journey, please let us know.


If you are interested, please fill out this FORM.


Please email Mr. Correa if you have questions:

Townview will have a new bell schedule this year. The new bell schedule is below. Please note that school starts at 9:05am this year and will release at 4:16pm.

First Bell: 7:50 a.m.

0 Period: 7:55 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Warning Bell #1: 8:55 a.m.

Warning Bell #2: 9:02 a.m.

1st and 5th Periods: 9:05 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

2nd and 6th Periods: 10:45 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.

3rd and 7th Periods: 1:00 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

4th and 8th Periods: 2:40 p.m. – 4:16 p.m.

Dismissal: 4:16 p.m.


Activity Buses (Mon-Thurs) — 5:20 p.m.


Lunch Schedule:

A-Lunch: 11:15 a. m. – 11:45 a.m.

B-Lunch: 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

C-Lunch: 12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

DISD has released bus route information for the 2017-18 school year. You can find information on Townview/TAG bus routes at the links below:

2017-18 BUS ROUTES (Updated August 10, 2017)


Below are two other documents that you may find helpful.

Dallas ISD Magnet Program Transportation FAQs for 2017-2018

Dallas ISD Magnet Program Transportation FAQs for 2017-2018 ESPANOL

Transportation Request Form 2017-2018 ENGLISH

Transportation Request Form 2017-2018 ESPANOL

We are thrilled to invite all new TAG students and their families to join us for a Welcome Dinner on Thursday, August 10th at 6pm in the Townview Commons on the 1st floor. At this dinner, you’ll get a chance to meet other new families, hear from Mr. Mackey about beginning of the school year logistics, and get all of your questions answered. Catering will be provided by Campisi’s courtesy of the TAG PTSA.

Parents of the TAG Senior Class of 2017! Please review this presentation (Senior Events and Field Trips).

If you have questions/comments/concerns, please email Mr. Correa (

It’s that time again for our young scholars to present their thesis projects to professionals in their selected fields of study. If you or someone you know would like to participate, you can contact students directly (email addresses are included in the attachment). The time commitment for judges is approximately 1-2 hours, depending on travel time. We can also accommodate judges who are not in the DFW area via Skype. Please let me know if you have questions. You can email me:

Thank you!

Thesis Judge Request

The TAG Inklings has a website! We are a literary magazine, featuring writing and art from our students. Here you’ll find music reviews, comic strips, senior poetry, and more. Come check out the November and December issues at

We have had to make an adjustment to our ACP testing schedule next week. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this causes. The updated schedule is below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the TAG office at 972-925-5970.


Monday, December 19


1st Period ACP:  9:15 – 11:00

Passing Period: 11:00 – 11:05

2nd Period Class/Lunch: 11:05 – 1:00

Passing Period: 1:00 – 1:05

5th Period ACP: 1:05 – 2:50

Passing Period: 2:50 – 2:55

4th Period Class: 2:55 – 4:14


Tuesday, December 20


2nd Period ACP: 9:15 – 11:00

Passing Period: 11:00 – 11:05

6th Period ACP: 11:05 – 12:50

Lunch Distributed: 12:50 – 1:10

Buses Depart: 1:15



Wednesday, December 21


3rd Period ACP: 9:15 – 11:00

Passing Period: 11:00 – 11:05

7th Period ACP: 11:05 – 12:50

Lunch Distributed: 12:50 – 1:10

Buses Depart: 1:15


Thursday, December 22


4th Period ACP: 9:15 – 11:00

Passing Period: 11:00 – 11:05

8th Period ACP: 11:05 – 12:50

Lunch Distributed: 12:50 – 1:10

Buses Depart: 1:15

Dallas ISD has released the 2016-17 magnet school application! To apply to TAG, fill out the form at the link below and select TAG (School for the Talented and Gifted) as your #1 choice.

Click here for the TAG/Dallas ISD Magnet School Application

If you have any questions or difficulties, please call our office at 972-925-5970.

We have finalized and released final rubrics and resources for the TAG application process. All information needed to apply is contained in our application packet below. You will also need to read the article (also below) in order to complete your project.

2016-17 TAG Application Packet (Complete)

TAG Project – Article


Fri 29

End of 1st Six Weeks

September 29
Tue 03

Seniors: School Day ACT

October 3 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 03

PTSA Board Meeting

October 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 04


October 4
Thu 05


October 5

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America